Overcoming Failure, Adversity & your Parents by Harry Potter Author

Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to let your parents influence your direction in life “There is an expiration date on how long you can blame your parents for pushing you in the wrong direction”
  • Failure is OK
  • Think about all the positives in your life
  • The value of learning from your failures and experience against the value of learning from school
  • A reminder on how lucky we are to live in a democratic society
  • The importance of giving back

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